The City of Canning’s vision is to create a welcome and thriving city that is recognised for the opportunities it offers all residents and visitors. Events play an important role in the cultural fabric of our community and provide significant cultural, economic and social benefit. They act to bring people together and foster a shared sense of place, celebrating the diversity of our people, place and experiences.

View our exciting upcoming events below. You can also follow our Facebook page or sign up to our Community eNewsletter to keep up to date with free programs and events happening around you. Any queries to or call 1300 422 664.

2021 marks 150 years since the first local government was elected in Canning. We will be celebrating people in our community doing great things and reflecting on the stories of our past that have created the wonderfully diverse City we enjoy today and are building in the future. Our community is at the heart of everything we do. Celebrate who we are at one of our events! Click here for more details.   

Community Citizen of the Year Awards
Nominations close 31 October 2021.
Click here for details

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community. Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, sport, arts, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community. ️

Canning Art Awards
Completed for 2021. Returns August 2022.

Click here to see the winners for this year!

Providing upcoming artists aged 12 + the opportunity to exhibit their work as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes. The Award showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists, a number of which we are proud to say are local to Canning! This professionally curated exhibition provides viewers with a powerful show of high calibre and diverse artworks. 

Munch n Move - a new health & wellbeing series!
Sunday 10 October - Shelley
Sunday 17 October - Lynwood
Sunday 24 October - Queens Park

Why not indulge in a morning of self-care for the whole family, and try something new. With nourishing food, workshops, live music, markets, massage, yoga, sporting pop ups, and heaps of other activities suitable for all ages. Don’t forget the fitness, food and dance demonstrations!  

Livelighter Canning Show
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November 2021

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The City is proud to partner with the annual Canning Show as part of our 150 year celebrations. To mark the occasion, we will be bringing something special to the Show this year, to tell the story of Canning and celebrate our wonderful community. Stay tuned here for details on our activation, otherwise, click the above link for general Show information.

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 5 December 2021 
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Featuring the Canning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Community Singers, Avenue Jazz Band plus special guests, singalong and have a boogie to classic and new carols (program provided with lyrics). With roving entertainment, kid's craft activities and delicious food trucks - you'll be spoilt for choice for this family favourite night out.

Australia Day Family Fun Day
Wednesday 16 January 2022
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Mid Week Eats
Thursday 10,17 & 24 February 2022
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A delectable and mouthwatering display of WA's best food trucks across 3 weeks, with roving and live entertainment in a gorgeous outdoor setting celebrating cultures from across the globe. Bring a picnic blanket, the whole family and your pooch and enjoy a night under the stars in the heart of Riverton.

Muddy Hands Festival
Saturday 12 March 2022
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An event to encourage children and families to enjoy playing outdoors, bringing unstructured play into their everyday lives. We aim to engage children’s curiosity, letting them choose their own path with immersive experiences, hands on learning and a greater understanding on how to co-exist on this planet with local flora, fauna, and the natural environment. 

Opening of Hillview Hub!
Saturday 26 March 2022
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Exciting things are happening in Bentley! We are investing in the area around Hillview Park to create an exciting place to connect, play and celebrate our diverse community. Stay tuned for our grand opening event which will be sure to entertain and excite the whole family.

ANZAC March & Service
Monday 25 April 2022
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Run in partnership with the Canning Sub-Branch Returned Services League, the City welcomes all to join a traditional and memorable morning service to commemorate our brave soldiers and their families. Featuring live musical performances, hymns, a Wreath Laying Ceremony and The Haka, plus a free morning cuppa from the Canning Lions Club.

Pioneers Tea
Wednesday 11 May 2022
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The City recognises and thanks those who have lived in the City's boundaries for 50 years or more (consecutively). Held at Woodloes Homestead, Pioneers can enjoy a free afternoon tea with nibbles, refreshments and live music. To have your name added to our invitation list, please contact the City on 1300 422 664.

WA Day 
Monday 6 June 2022
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From 6:00pm, the City will light up the sky with a number firework displays launched simultaneously for 10 minutes. The firework sites will be carefully selected and spread across the City to maximise viewing opportunities for residents as much as possible. These suburbs will be announced and notified well before the event through letter drops, social media, outdoor signage, e-newsletter and here on the website.
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